The hummingbird parable, with origins in the Quechuan people of South America, has become a talisman for environmentalists and activists who are committed to making meaningful change in the world. In this simple yet powerful story, the determined hummingbird does everything she can to put out a raging fire that threatens her forest home. The hummingbirdsymbol of wisdom and couragedemonstrates that doing something is better than doing nothing at all.
In this revised edition of the best-selling book, the parable is supplemented by an informative fact page about hummingbirds and evocative artwork by internationally renowned artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas. Yahgulanaas’s distinct and lively Haida Manga style complements the optimistic tale that encourages everyone to take responsibility for the planet.